Learn to eat your own words.
There was a time when I was sure that I would never send Diya to a playschool as I thought it was just another rich man(woman)’s way of shrugging off parental responsibilities. I also believed that the initial lessons should always be given by the parents. And I was sure that family is enough to keep the kid entertained…
I had to reconsider all these things once I saw how happy Diya was with other kids (I guess that is how it is for all the kids around), and also how less time she gets to spend with them (since we don’t really have many kids in our building, and the ones that are there have their school and tough time schedule).
And so here I am, sitting in a play school, while Diya is playing with her ‘teacher’ and some kids in the other room.. Yes, I follow her around even in the school ;-). We have decided to start it off with one hour a day for a couple of months and depending on whether she is happy or not, we might extend/discontinue it.
I have a list ready with me now – of things that I would be denying/accepting later!!!
update: She was fine and happy for first 30minutes and then started crying as she was very sleepy..Overall, a good start 🙂